all things can be beautiful. except the gooey bit with the seeds in the middle of a tomato, that will forever be yukky and spat out :p
you with all your fancy gadgets.
In my day this wer' all fields, etc, etc...
Fields? You were lucky. Still - I remember my Aunt having one of these phones. Something about them isn't there? A magical quality that made you think this phone call is *special*.
There is an excellent book called Victorian Internet I think, that someone mentioned today - which posits that the first telegraph and following telephone networks made people want do one thing. Talk. The way that the uptake of the telegraph system happened, particularly peoples behaviour, can be almost perfectly linked to the takeup of internet usage.
The communication revolution has never halted.... it has merely turned corners, on it's continuous path to it's ultimate end... which it shares with it's start point... which is 'talk'. and until we figure out how to communicate via telepathy we will inevitably 'keep on talking'.
cheers for the tip on the book by the way, will definately check it out, sounds interesting.
yeah - my wordage got lost and commects are undeitable right now, but that book sounds awesome.
No gadgets, however for a telephone made in the 1940's and still working today you have to admit thats not bad. I wonder how many phones out today will be still working in 60 to 70 years ??
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